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The Crowley Foundation Inc

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Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Leadership Development, Mental Health, Undergraduate Colleges, Youth Development Programs

Mission: To provide educational opportunities to Colorado youth through academic instruction, life skills, college preparatory programs and scholarships! We foster learning and empowerment by providing leadership development programs and promoting education as a requisite component of success

Results: We have awarded 42 Scholarships totaling over $100, 000. Hundreds of young men impacted by our boys2MEN programs, including our Leadership Summit, Career Exploration Workshops and Annual boys2MEN Workshop

Target demographics: Middle and High School Students

Direct beneficiaries per year: Change the landscape in the city of Denver! Ask us how

Geographic areas served: Denver and surrounding areas

Programs: boys2MEN programming including..... career exploration, leadership development and various workshops! Scholarships/College Prep

Community Stories

41 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Crowley Foundation is one of the most beneficial and resourceful non-profit organizations that I have ever seen. They are truly for the people, especially for the young males that participate in the program. Their dynamic and interactive approach to reach their participants and parents is unique and innovative. They provide the tools, the love, resources, and the foundation for young men to grow mentally, physically, and academically. It's nothing but love and support at the Crowley Foundation.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Crowley Foundation is a foundation that truly does everything in their power to get you where you need to be. The necessary tools are provided in order to guide you in the direction towards success. When I think of the Crowley Foundation I think of an extended family. I am forever grateful for the opportunities the Crowley Foundation has provided me with!

1 Cassandra B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Crowley Foundation is a wonderful community. Once you are in, you are family. Kenneth and Jean are such amazing people and will truly take you in as one of their own. If you ever need a support team, they're the ones.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Crowley Foundation is second to none. They are classy, inspirational, innovative, and inclusive. Not only is the Crowley Foundation family oriented, their authenticity and dedication to serving students from diverse backgrounds is unmatched. They have great expectations of students while holding them accountable for everything. It's family! One time I attended a Crowley Foundation event and my grandma and auntie just so happened to attend the same event. The Crowley Foundation is simply family! The people are so genuine, hard working, and professional which makes it a unique foundation that's hard to replicate.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Crowley Foundation has repeatedly year after year provided excellent leadership development, mentoring and coaching to young male students in high school. After successful completion of these programs; students are connected to scholarship opportunities, and are equippedwith the tools needed to get into college and succeed.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5


Mission: To provide educational opportunities to Colorado youth through academic instruction, life skills, college preparatory programs and scholarships! We foster learning and empowerment by providing leadership development programs and promoting education as a requisite component of success.

Results: We have awarded 42 Scholarships totaling over $100, 000.
Target demographics: Middle and High School Students

Programs: boys2MEN programming including..... career exploration, leadership development and various workshops! Scholarships/College Prep
Community Stories

The Mission of The Crowley Foundation Inc. truly speaks for itself. They have and continue to reach these stated "rewards" to youth. The Crowley Foundation is sustained by great, honest people and they are truly there to help, support, guide, and educate young youth (both young men and women). There Scholarship program does not discriminate.

If you are in need of genuine support, The Crowley Foundation is the non-profit organization to reach out to and connect with. Over the years they have grown and have exceeded all expectations of helping, providing, and giving back to youth and their community. This group teaches, loves, provides, mentors, and has made a positive difference in many of our youths lives. In this world today, The Crowley Foundation is needed around the world! Excellant Group.
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Client Served

Rating: 5

I enjoyed being able to work hands on with the welding opportunity not just watching it and I enjoyed drilling the hole in the metal block and being able to put

Client Served

Rating: 5

It's fire I love it

Nanasboyz2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Grandson has been in my care from the age of five years old. He does not have a relationship with his father, and other than seasonal contact with men who stand as role models in his life during football, there had been no structured or personal mentor involved in his life. The Crowley Foundation offers and provides an environment for my grandson to meet, interact, and acquire that in life which only an interaction with men and boys who are in similar circumstance can provide. I was not financially able to accomplish so much of what the foundation provides for the boys and young men participating in the foundation free of charge. Teaching him how to present and exist as a young black man in the world. The Crowley Foundation has been a foundation for growth, learning, self esteem and direction. Community service and an ideology which focuses on individual purpose, so that the boys and young men throughout our community develop into the men who will pay it forward by being the best that they can be . With their strong focus on education and career, they are most valued and needed.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Serving our community with a BIG heart. Walking the walk and talking the talk.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I have experienced firsthand The Crowley Foundation doing a fantastic job of bringing and maintaining much-needed connections to disparate (NOT desperate) communities that may not otherwise network. Kudos!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

All three of my sons have been involved with this amazing foundation. They're such an asset to all those they come in contact with. And as they grow they're positive impact will be felt for generations to come. Thank you all and keep up the good work!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I haved worked with and followed Kenneth Crowley and his organization for several years. His compassion and commitment to improving the lives of young men are commendable and should be recognized on several fronts. The Crowley Foundation Inc. Is deserving of any support that is afforded to it to further its mission of great work.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has been under the wing of the Crowley Foundation for more than four years. He attended his first Boys to Men workshop as a freshman in High School. He showed such positive results by being around male youth his age and African American male leaders. After that first workshop we made sure he was signed up for all of their workshops and training sessions. During his four years in high school he attended numerous Crowley Foundation workshops such as college sessions at CU Boulder, ACT/SAT prep classes, flight classes that gave him exposure to seeking a career as a pilot, in person site visits from colleges and so many more. All for FREE! The program inspired my son to know that college was the next step after graduation and within his reach. The workshops showed him there were different careers available, helped him identify his interest and potential careers, showed him how to apply for scholarships and so much more. Over the course of the years the Crowley Foundation became a second family to us. They were present in my son's life milestones; attending momentous events in his life and celebrating those events with him. The Crowley family showed up to my son's games and even his graduation. One invite and they were there. Although my son excelled at sports The Crowley Foundation reminded him grades, the right attitude in life and graduating college were the key not sports alone. I never really knew how important the Crowley Foundation was to our family until my son's senior year. My son began to start down the wrong path, hangout with the wrong crowd and loose sight of his future. As his parents we believed it might have steamed from the pressures of realizing high school was about to end and the life he was accustomed to was destined to change. Needless to say we were unable to help our son and he chose to runaway. We were loosing him and didn't know what to do or where to turn and the school was no help. It became questionable if our son would graduate high school let alone enroll in college. My fears of the unimaginable of what could happen to our son pushed me to reach out to The Crowley Foundation. I knew my son held the utmost respect for the Crowley family. When I called Mr. Crowley his exact words were "we got him sis and we're not giving up on him". Within a couple of months and constant communication from the Crowley Foundation our son was back home and back on the college track. He graduated from High School and was admitted to Langston University, where he is beyond excited to carry on our family tradition. The Crowley Foundation bestowed the honor of making our son an Ambassador/Mentor for their program, where he has been able to share his story, his experiences and uplift young men like him. I honestly believe we would have lost our son to the systems that set-up young men (especially young men of color) for failure in the form of high school dropout, selling/using drugs and prison. Thanks to the Crowley Foundation that is not the destiny for our son. This Fall we will drop our son off to college and everyday my son has said to me with the biggest grin on his face, "mom, can you believe I'm going out of state to college". His goal is to study Sports Management and has a huge interest in college recruiting. As a bonus he will get to play football, with the dream of starting the University's first baseball team. The Crowley Foundation prepared him for more than just attending and graduating college, they gave him life skills. I know our son will maintain his relationship with the Crowley Foundation and the Crowley family and I know they will be one of the strongholds that will help keep him focused and get him through college to graduation. Our family will be forever indebted to this gracious foundation that goes way beyond college prep.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Crowley Foundation is unique in its extraordinary commitment to help African American young men reach their full potential. The dedication of the adult leaders is evident and genuine. Leadership training is a paramount focus of the Foundation's activities. The boys are taught to walk in a thoughtful, established purpose and to be ever mindful of the role they play in commanding their destiny. What a difference this organization has made in the life of so many, including my son!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

You will be amazed on what the Crowley Foundation opens you're eyes to. They will teach you from the ground up in 5 days and on that last day you will be well more educated. They really do have an impact on lives, they have great connections to help people students with scholarships, needing someone to talk to, they are family!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Crowley Foundation is ideal and best non profit program that supports its community. Their core values of Family, Service, Pay it Forward, Authenticity, Integrity, Leadership, and Scholarship sets the tone and embodies the true importance of what a non-profit should look like. Their hard work and determination have made me want to start a non-profit. Anyone associated with the Crowley Foundation is felt loved and apart of a loyal and caring family. I encourage all non-profits to take notes on the Crowley Foundation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Financial support is important, but leadership development is no less crucial. At Crowley, opportunities for deserving students to achieve both and more are provided. Without the help like ones from the Crowley Foundation, students like myself may not be able to attend and succeed in college with a peace of mind!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son attended the Crowley Leadership Summit for Boys to Men at CU in Boulder and came back engergized and inspired. This was his first time attending an event from home for a week and I had to make him go. The first night he said it was great and his mentor was outstanding. The comradeship among the other boys who attended made him want to stay in touch as they shared their addresses with each other. He indicated he never knew poetry could be so moving and powerful. The rich teaching caused him to learn about his strength as a young black King and that made my heart swell with pride and joy. My son now wants to make a difference in this world, he feels it is apart of his destiny because of the impact that the Crowley Foundation has made upon his life. For that I will always be grateful.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

About a year and a half ago I was looking around for local scholarships to apply for to help pay for college. I applied to the Crowley Foundation Scholarship that they give out each year. After my interview with them, they gave me hugs, making me feel a part of their family. I soon found out I was awarded their scholarship and was invited to a banquet they organized for my accomplishment. This is when I felt like I was really a part of their family because not only did they give me a scholarship to help pay for college, but they gave me a laundry basket full of college essentials. The Crowley family constantly kept in touch with me during the school year to make sure everything was alright. They even took a trip up to Ft. Collins and treated other scholars and myself to lunch. The Crowley family is such a loving, caring, and supportive family. I am honored to be awarded their scholarship and live by their values on a daily basis. The Crowley Foundation is a true blessing to have in my life and I couldn't be more thankful.